GISTs (gastrointestinal stromal tumors) are a specific clinical- pathological entity whose distinctiveness is the c-kit expression. The "submucosal" origin of the lesion is supposed by endoscopy and confirmed by endoscopic ultrasound. Malignant echoendoscopic features are: tumors size greater than 4 cm, irregular border, echogenic foci and cystic spaces. Surgical resection remains the primary treatment even if new drugs have been introduced.
|Translated title of the contribution||Endoscopic approach to GIST: Diagnostic aspects and limits|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2007|
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